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CD-ROM Disaster!


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In a successful attempt to update my ethernet drivers (with a different CD-ROM drive), I discovered that my CD-ROM drive does not work correctly. If I try to copy files from the drive to desktop, I get an error:
-Error copying file or folder:
-Cannot copy *file*: Cannot read from the source file or disk

I know the files are good, and the IDE cables are snug. When I try copying a different file from that CD, I get a different error:
-Error copying file or folder:
-Cannot copy file: The request couild not be performed because of an I/O device error

My question is, do you think it's the CD-ROM drive? I replaced it and the PC had no troubles with a different one.
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Were you trying to read files off a CD-R or CD-RW? If so it might be that your CD-ROM is simply a bit on the sensitive side. Have you been able to reproduce the error with professionally burnt CDs?

If the replacement CD-ROM works fine, I'd say just stick with it, it's not like they're expensive. Of course, to be sure, you can always try the CD-ROM in another PC.
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